Roslyn couple charged in $2M knockoff operation

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A Roslyn couple was arrested Thursday and charged with buying and selling high-end counterfeit handbags, clothing and shoes with a street value of more than $2 million, prosecutors said. Full Story
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agreedy1

Campbell, CA

#102 Apr 15, 2008
LongIslander wrote:
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Hey Midnite, DON'T BE A RACIST IDIOT and group all of the foreign born people in Long Island as a bunch of criminals.
The reason why a lot of us "foreigners" were able to buy houses in Long Island is because we worked hard and saved our money instead of racking up credit card debt and taking out home equity loans to feed our consumer addiction to keeping up with the Jonses...
My Spidy sense tells me you bought a 450,000 home and you tax return shows 10,000 in income. Have a nice day :)

PS - I hope the IRS asks how you afford a 400k mortgage on 10k a year :P
Duh

Melville, NY

#103 Apr 15, 2008
I stand my ground. Keep reading. It is illegal to by counterfeit products. Just as it is illegal to have counterfeit money.
Janie wrote:
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It is not illegal to buy a knockoff product..whatever it is.....bags, shoes, belts, t-shirts, sneakers..you name it. If it were illegal..I'd have to visit just about everyone I know (at one time or another) in the slammer.
Possession with the intent to sell is illegal - if you purchase a product for yourself with no intent to sell (re-sell) it is not illegal.SO...
"Duh", you're wrong !
janie

Brooklyn, NY

#104 Apr 15, 2008
Duh wrote:
I stand my ground. Keep reading. It is illegal to by counterfeit products. Just as it is illegal to have counterfeit money. <quoted text>
Many sites about patent law..and since I have a patent attorney..I will ask-rather than quote any one of them.
Everything I've read to date..the consumer can buy a knockoff (knowingly or not)-it is not 'illegal'...ie: the consumer cannot be in legal trouble-it is the 'purchaser' of the knockoffs and their intent to sell to the public.
I've never heard of a consumer that bought a bag, wallet, sneakers, sunglasses whatever - in trouble..but buyer beware of the product they're buying..that's the 'trouble'. I stand my ground as well. Will get back to you after speaking with my attorney whose speciality is patent law.
Smarter than you

Freeport, NY

#105 Apr 15, 2008
Goober wrote:
Indians...Now, there's a friggin' surprise. The most disgraceful, repulsive, and avaricious people on the planet. India and Indians are destroying this country. Welcome to The Third World, America!
You're from the fourth world-the world of friggin' idiots.
janie

Brooklyn, NY

#106 Apr 15, 2008
Smarter than you wrote:
<quoted text>You're from the fourth world-the world of friggin' idiots.
It's from 'Goober'..what more can you expect!!
So dumb-I had to laugh..Indian people are destroying this country. Uh oh!
I'm very close to becoming political..so I'll stop here !
Janie

Brooklyn, NY

#107 Apr 16, 2008
With fakes (knockoffs) so prevalent-coming mostly from China (and you can throw in Korea and India)..it is not illegal to buy any merchandise - when I say 'buy' I don't mean in 'lots of hundreds' or more..I mean going to a flea market or chinatown or even 'Roslyn' and buying a designer bag or watch or a 'Gucci' sweatshirt. When you purchase a replica.. whether it is labeled replica or labeled the real deal (now how can ANYONE be so stupid as to believe that), it becomes your problem if it doesn't meet your expectations. It is illegal, however, for the Seller to be selling this merchandise even if it isn't an exact copy..copyright infringement, intellectual property-if you're not caught..you just keep selling.
It is said that revenue from these knockoffs are used to not only buy more merchandise..but fund 'organizations' that sell drugs and guns and more. Buyer beware-but YOU (as a shopper) cannot be arrested or jailed for buying a fake Louis, Rolex or whatever..you can however, be p-ed off when that Louis rips or the leather doesn't oxidize as it should or that Rolex craps out after a week and a new battery doesn't fix it.
Without the legal-eeze..this is the scoop.
Sellers of fakes also deprive the cities and counties etc of revenue...millions of dollars worth of revenue...and also deprive the designers of their product to remain exclusive (to a point).
end the hate

Brooklyn, NY

#108 Apr 16, 2008
agreedy1 wrote:
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THEIR COMMENT MAY BE RACIST; BUT THEIR COMMENTS ARE TRUE. THESE PEOPLE COME TO AMERICA WITH EXPERIENCE FROM THEIR COUNTRY OF LYING, STEALINH, AND NOT PAYING TAXES. THEY ARE PARASITES ON THE ASS OF THE TAXPAYER. THIS IS NOT A MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP. THEY DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY. THEY DO FORCE TAX INCREASES. WHO WILL PAY THE SALARIES OF THE COPS, DA AND JUDGE. TEH TAX EVADER COUNTERFEITER?
yeah blaime it all on the foreigners, go ahead, go blame them like you always do. this country would be the perfect america our founding fathers dreamed of if it wasnt for the little foreigners right? give me a break. you people are just as corrupt as they are, if not worse.
jose

New York, NY

#109 Apr 16, 2008
end the hate wrote:
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yeah blaime it all on the foreigners, go ahead, go blame them like you always do. this country would be the perfect america our founding fathers dreamed of if it wasnt for the little foreigners right? give me a break. you people are just as corrupt as they are, if not worse.
Look at you, You're still not any smarter then you were yesterday. You repeat what other's say, Can't you be original?
janie

Brooklyn, NY

#110 Apr 16, 2008
jose wrote:
<quoted text>Look at you, You're still not any smarter then you were yesterday. You repeat what other's say, Can't you be original?
No point in this back and forth..when someone has tunnel vision they will keep repeating and repeating..and saying nothing.If these two charged were American born..they'd still be crooks. What is this rant on 'blaming the foreigners'. I guess neither of us 'gets it'...
janie

Brooklyn, NY

#111 Apr 17, 2008
April 16 @ 8 PM ILLICIT: THE DARK TRADE Based on the best-seller Illicit, by Moises Naim, this film tracks the manufacture and sale of counterfeit goods that can have a devastating impact on human beings. TV-PG

Anything who 'thinks' either saw this last night or will buy the video or, just wait and see if it returns. In NY it was Ch. 13.
It was about this topic..knockoffs AND..drugs, guns (AK47's), bombs, heroin -most of the factories in China and Columbia-with the raw materials coming from India. One of the worst knockoffs........pharmaceutica ls...drugs that everyone takes..some have gotten to our shores...fakes made with paint (and lead) for color, wax for shiny-ness, boric acid (used for pesticides) and glue. Anyone 'thinking' remember the cough medicine that was poison (and a 'knockoff') and killed many in Columbia?

Enlightening and Scary..I will never buy another fake anything again...
Angwy Whyte Mayle

Brooklyn, NY

#112 Apr 20, 2008
Help me! I can't do math or science and am angry that Asians are beating me based on merit! Then I complain that blacks and hispanics are receiving preferential treatment. I'm neither comfortable with a meritocracy nor affirmative action! Why? Because I lose from both! Me so stupid!
TheXtraArmOnVish nu

United States

#113 Apr 21, 2008
Get this trash out of our country please. More great things from the wonderful people of Roslyn.

What is going on over there, its like the middle east over there. Jews on one side and persian/muslims on another. With Idians here and there, and a few chinks.....

Be careful driving through this area, as none of these people can drive. Especially all the jewish yenta's in their lexus's.

The worst is during the religious holidays
when the "choosen ones" get to illegaly park their cars in the path of traffic at any of the many temple's on roslyn road.

Oyy vey!

Roslyn is the pitts!
lalagirl

Centereach, NY

#114 May 15, 2008
guys, stop. i happen to know these people and they are actually very nice people. their daughter is one of my best friends and now she doesn't have a house to live in. yes, they are in trouble for selling fake goods, but what do you think they sell in the city? Just because these people got caught does not make them any worse than you people who buy your fake gucci bags from NYC. you are disgusting for saying that it has to do anything with the fact that they are indian. now their son cannot continue college. you people are truly disgusting.
Get a clue

Fort Lee, NJ

#115 May 19, 2008
I'm sure they are as genuine as their fakes.
Christine

Scottsdale, AZ

#117 May 30, 2008
lalagirl wrote:
guys, stop. i happen to know these people and they are actually very nice people. their daughter is one of my best friends and now she doesn't have a house to live in. yes, they are in trouble for selling fake goods, but what do you think they sell in the city? Just because these people got caught does not make them any worse than you people who buy your fake gucci bags from NYC. you are disgusting for saying that it has to do anything with the fact that they are indian. now their son cannot continue college. you people are truly disgusting.
Oh My God!! Their son cannot finish college because the parents have no more illegally laundered money?? Are YOU kidding me? You mean this young man may have to, OH the horror, get a loan, or a job and work his own way through school? Please stop, I feel awful for him. It's shocking the police couldn't leave them alone in breaking the law so they could finish paying for college. Since you seem to sanction this family's way of making money why don't you engage in an illegal enterprise and give this guy the cash to finish school. Go ahead, since you don't seem to think breaking the law and then getting caught isn't a big deal. Maybe this kid will go on to law school and help defend you at your trial. Oh and being, "indian" has nothing to do with it.
Christine

Scottsdale, AZ

#118 May 30, 2008
Janie wrote:
<quoted text>
It is not illegal to buy a knockoff product..whatever it is.....bags, shoes, belts, t-shirts, sneakers..you name it. If it were illegal..I'd have to visit just about everyone I know (at one time or another) in the slammer.
Possession with the intent to sell is illegal - if you purchase a product for yourself with no intent to sell (re-sell) it is not illegal.SO...
"Duh", you're wrong !
Thanks Janie!
Lady Queen

AOL

#119 Sep 25, 2008
kevin wrote:
what a bunch of blah blah blah. every post is "damn foreigners throw them in prison" blah blah blah... who the heck do u think is buying this stuff? my ex-wife used to go to these knock-off parties all the time with all her yenta friends. so pls cut the nonsense people its ur friends and neighbors and prob ur wife thats buying this stuff.
THANK YOU! I AM ONE OF THOSE WIFES, IF WE COULD AFFORD A $500 POCKETBOOK WE MIGHT BUY IT BUT BEING THAT WE HAVE TO PAY SO MUCH TO LIVE HERE WE CAN ONLY AFFORD THE KNOCK OFFS, WHO ARE WE HURTING THE RICH PEOPLE WHO OWN LV,CC AND GG WHO CARES!
ignorance

Newton, NJ

#120 Nov 13, 2008
Christine wrote:
Counterfeiters are thieves, you are right. However, why are people so desperate to BUY all this fake stuff? I say in addition to making it illegal to sell fake or knock-off pocketbooks, shoes, hats, etc. it should also be illegal to BUY the stuff. People know those pocketbooks they sell in hair salons or at those pocketbook parties are fake. They are directly contributing to an illegal enterprise and it should be stopped. If you want to have a GG, CC or LV hanging from your arm then PAY the price for the REAL thing. If it's not affordable for you...move on.

sorry everyone cant afford 800 or 1000+ bags.

good job. snobscum.
Amber

Taylor, PA

#121 Dec 13, 2008
Well I think that if the real deal wasn't expensive maybe there wouldn't be a knock off market! U don't need a pocketbook the size of a pea to be thousands of dollars. there is more to life than that.
Mr Zyklon Bee

Glen Cove, NY

#122 Dec 13, 2008
My tribute to the scum marching in Patchogue.

The “Illegal Invader Song”– sung to the tune of “Go Home British Soldiers”

Go on home illegal invaders, go on home.
Have you got no f/u/c/kin’ homes of your own?
For too many years, you’ve been squattin’ here
It’s time to leave, move on, get outta here.

If you stay illegal invader, if you stay,
It’s horizontal removal you will pay.
Far from home you will be buried, so take a tip,
Make haste and hurry, take a hint and leave us while you may.

Go on home illegal invaders, go on home.
Have you got no fuckin’ homes of your own?
For too many years, you’ve been squattin’ here
It’s time to leave, move on, get outta here.

We’re not German, we’re not Irish, we’re not English.
We’re Americans and proud we are to be.
So f/u/c/k your civil rights, we want our country white,
We want to see the old America once more.

Go on home illegal invaders, go on home.
Have you got no fuckin’ homes of your own?
For too many years, you’ve been squattin’ here
It’s time to leave, move on, get outta here.

Go on home illegal invaders, go on home.
Have you got no fuckin’ homes of your own?
For too many years, you’ve been squattin’ here
It’s time to leave, move on, get outta here.

Well we’re fighting the invaders for the cause,
And we’ll never bow to the traitors in D.C. because,
Throughout our history, we were born to be free,
So get out illegal b/a/s/t/ards, let us be.

Go on home illegal invaders, go on home.
Have you got no fuckin’ homes of your own?
For too many years, you’ve been squattin’ here
It’s time to leave, move on, get outta here.

Go on home illegal invaders, go on home.
Have you got no fuckin’ homes of your own?
For too many years, you’ve been squattin’ here
It’s time to leave, move on, get outta here.

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